Egg Bound Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LePetitFarmGirlinAK, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. LePetitFarmGirlinAK

    LePetitFarmGirlinAK Out Of The Brooder

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    We just found out one of our courtnix quail hens was egg bound, we didn't catch it right away, so her innards came out. We put her out of her misery, but in case this happens again how can we help them?
     
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I know when you have a chicken you believe is egg bound a warm water soak will sometimes help. Massaging the vent with oil can be helpful as well.

    I'm sure someone will chime in with more sound advice. I'm sorry for your loss.... it is always frustrating and upsetting.

    Julie
     
  3. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We've lost a few chickens to the same situation, sorry for your loss as well....

    What type of oil is used? Mineral? Vegetable?

    thanks,
    David
     

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